Prince William and Kate Middleton had been courting for fairly a very long time earlier than they determined to tie the knot.
And regardless of the years they spent collectively, their choice to get married got here as a shock to Queen Elizabeth II because the Duke of Cambridge was fairly apprehensive in regards to the information leaking out to the media.
In her ebook Kate: The Future Queen, Katie Nicholl describes how William had qualms in regards to the information of their engagement sparking a frenzy within the media, which is why he needed to drop the bomb on the monarch.
As per Nicholl, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been having breakfast when she obtained a name from her grandson about his engagement .She was “thrilled to obtain William’s name, albeit slightly shocked on the suddenness of the announcement.”
“The Queen had no idea that there would be an announcement that morning. It was rather hurried, because William was apparently worried about it leaking out.”
“William loved outfoxing the media, and this was one announcement he needed to make himself. The very last thing he needed was a newspaper getting the inside track, as had occurred along with his father’s engagement to Camilla,” wrote Nicholl.
William had additionally referred to as his father Prince Charles and Camilla in addition to Prince Harry in regards to the information. In response, Harry was mentioned to have “turned the air blue with a string of expletives”, including that it “took them long enough.”